When paddling out your longboard you need to start by tackling some small waves that don’t have much power. The pushover is where you’re paddling out and the wave goes between you and your board.
Paddle straight towards the wave to gain speed, which is important to gain the momentum to get over the wave and not get pushed back towards the beach.
As the wave approaches lift up your upper body over your hands, which should be over the rails, and keep your head up.
If the wave is small lift up from your knees. If the wave is a little bit bigger, lift up from your toes (similar to a plank).
As the wave approaches let the white water go in between your body and board. Make sure you’re facing the wave straight on.
Once the wave is behind you continue paddling so that you can get past the next one.